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Photos: P. Gercke / Team SES Dominic Bösel 174.1 vs. Denis Liebau 172 (WBO Intercontinental, WBA Continental light heavyweight titles) Felix Lamm 146.1 vs. ...

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Boxing News

Video: Randall Bailey KO

41-year-old former two-division world champion Randall “The Knock-Out King” Bailey (45-8, 39 KOs) can still care of business. A monster left hook leveled Japan’s Shusaku Fujinaka (12-6-2, 8 KOs) on Sunday night at the Inchon Seonhak Boxing Stadium in South Korea.



October 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Jackson, Uzcategui make weight

Julius Jackson 168 vs. Jose Uzcategui 165.75
(IBF super middleweight eliminator)

Miguel Vazquez 135.75 vs. Argenis Mendez 135.75
Ryan Karl 142 vs. Alfonso Olvera 141
Steve Lovett 177.5 vs. Kevin Engel 178.75
Justin DeLoach 154 vs. Todd Manuel 155

Venue: Cowboys Dancehall, San Antonio, Texas
Promoter: Leijah*Battah Promotions
TV: Fox Sports 1



October 5th, 2015


Boxing News

Magdaleno gearing up for UK invasion

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Las Vegas lightweight Diego Magdaleno (18-1, 12 KOs) trained today in Manchester, England, where on Saturday he will take on unbeaten local WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan (28-0, 11 KOs) for the world title.

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October 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Colon-Williams replaces Dirrell-Caparello on NBC

A 10-round welterweight bout between rising star Prichard “Digget” Colon (16-0, 13 KOs) and undefeated Terrel Williams (14-0, 12 KOs) will replace the previously announced battle between Andre Dirrell and Blake Caparello after Dirrell had to withdraw for medical reasons. The fight will be the co-feature of NBC’s October 17 PBC card from EagleBank Arena at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

Headlining is local favorite and former world champion Lamont Peterson (33-3-1, 17 KOs) taking on 2008 Olympic Gold medalist from the Dominican Republic Felix Diaz Jr. (17-0, 8 KOs) with televised coverage on NBC beginning at 4PM ET/1PM PT. Peterson’s brother, Anthony Peterson (35-1, 23 KOs) will be featured in a 10-round super lightweight bout as part of the lineup of undercard fights.



October 5th, 2015


Boxing News

Hot action at Emperors Palace

By Ron Jackson

Rodney Berman of Golden Gloves Promotions and Jeff Ellis of African Ring put together a crackerjack ten-bout tournament at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Sunday afternoon. All the bouts were scheduled for four rounds and with only four fights going the distance, the packed arena gave the fans plenty to cheer about.

In the final bout of a hot Highveld afternoon, lightweight Joey Stiglingh (60.60kg) having racked up 16 wins out of 19 made it 17 wins with a hard-earned point’s decision over the rugged Willis Baloyi (59.20kg). The scores were 39-37 and 40-36 twice. Possibly the hardest working spectator at ringside was Stigling’s mother who threw punches throughout the fight including some picture book left hooks as she encouraged her son from ringside and ended up completely hoarse and exhausted after the fight. (more…)



October 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Abraham opponent to be announced Wednesday

Team Sauerland has invited media to attend a press conference to announce the opponent for ‘King’ Arthur Abraham’s WBO world super middleweight championship defense on November 21 at the TUI Arena in Hannover, Germany. Abraham will be putting his belt on the line against a “world-renowned” challenger whose identity will be revealed at the press conference.

There is wide speculation that the fighter named will be former middleweight contender Martin Murray, who has come up short in three world title tries at 160 lbs. He moved to 168 lbs. after his TKO loss to Gennady Golovkin and has reeled off three KO wins against limited opposition to garner the WBO #15 ranking.



October 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Linares comes home to defend world title

WBC lightweight champion Jorge Linares (39-3, 26 KOs) returns to his native Venezuela on Saturday night to defend his title against Ivan Cano (23-6-2, 15 KOs). It will be the three-division world champion Linares’ first bout in his homeland in more than five years and the first time ever that he has defended a world title there. Furthermore, the bout will take place in the legendary El Poliedro in Caracas, site of the George Foreman vs. Ken Norton clash for the heavyweight title in 1974. Ring greats like Alexis Arguello, Antonio Cervantes, Sammy Serrano and Eusebio Pedroza have also fought there. One of the most legendary boxing promoters in Venezuela, Rafito Cedeño, promoted cards regularly in the building.

Also featured on the card will be popular WBA female bantamweight champion Mayerlin Rivas (12-3-1, 9 KOs) defending against Galina Koleva Ivanova (16-10-4, 2 KOs) and WBA Fedelatin titleholder Robert Barrera (12-0, 7 KOs) facing Carlos Canizales (9-0, 9 KOs) in a clash of unbeaten light flyweights.



October 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Terrance Churchwell returns Saturday

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Terrance Churchwell (19-1, 13 KOs) of Nashville, Tennessee, was once a very promising junior welterweight prospect. Managed by Cameron Dunkin and promoted by Top Rank, the former national Golden Gloves champion seemed destined for big things. He was just 24 years old when he last fought nearly 14 years ago, but Churchwell will return to the ring this Saturday on a club show in Johnson City, Tennessee. His opponent is TBA.

The last two years, Churchwell has had the urge to make a comeback. The first thing, he had to do was lose a large amount of weight. Standing only 5’6, he weighed as much as 230 pounds in the last year. He signed a management contract with local Nashville businessman Ramon Arellano, who is no stranger to giving second chances to fighters, having recently worked with former two-division world champion Joan Guzman. Arellano owns the San Jose Fiesta Restaraunt in Nashville, Tennessee where Churchwell works part-time. Churchwell showed Arellano how serious he is and currently weighs a fit 160 pounds. His goal is to fight at 147 pounds. We don’t know how successful the 38-year-old’s comeback will be, but he’s happy that he’s at least giving it a try.



October 5th, 2015

Full Report

Report/Gallery: Broner-Allakhverdiev

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Photos: Jimmy Range at Jimmy Range Photography.zenfolio.com

Adrien “The Problem” Broner captured the vacant WBA super lightweight title in front of 5,923 partisan fans in his hometown of Cincinnati, OH, defeating former champion, Khabib Allakhverdiev, by TKO in the twelfth round, giving Broner his 4th world title in four weight classes.

Broner 31-2 (23 KOs) busted up Allakhverdiev over the course of the contest, using hooks, lead right hands and devastating uppercuts . . . click here for full report/gallery



October 5th, 2015

UFC

UFC 192 Talking Points

No matter how you feel about Daniel Cormier’s claim to the UFC light heavyweight title, there is no denying this: The man can grind . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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October 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Floyd Mayweather and Justin Bieber count their cash on holiday

Lowell fight a ‘home game‘ for Danny O’Connor

James DeGale takes on Lucien Bute in Canada Nov 28

Sugar Ray Leonard makes stop in Siouxland



October 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Bailey KOs Shusaku in 7th in South Korea

Former two-division world champion Randall “The Knock-Out King” Bailey (45-8, 39 KOs) thrilled the South Korean fans on Sunday night with a spectacular seventh round knockout of Shusaku Fujinaka (12-6-2, 8 KOs) of Japan. The bout took place at the Inchon Seonhak Boxing Stadium in South Korea. Round one was more of a warm up round for both fighters but Bailey cut Fujinaka in round two with a punch. The veteran Bailey exploited this by attacking with a variety of punches including some powerful uppercuts. Fujinaka hung tough and just kept coming forward. It looked like Bailey might be on his way to a decision when out of nowhere Bailey sent Fujinaka crashing to the canvas in round seven. Fujinaka beat the count but was unable to stand up on his own. The referee then stopped the fight. (more…)



October 4th, 2015

Boxing News

McKenzie Camp wants immediate rematch with Ramirez

Promoter Frank Warren will petition the International Boxing Federation to order an immediate rematch between Ovill McKenzie and the organization’s world cruiserweight champion Victor Emilio Ramirez. McKenzie and Ramirez fought to a draw one Friday night at the Villa La Ñata Sporting Club, Benavides, Argentina. Warren stated, “It was an exceptional performance from McKenzie fighting away from home in Ramirez’s home city and remember he only came into the fight with 11 days’ notice, but gave it gave it everything he had. I think that McKenzie well won the fight and did more than Ramirez in the rounds, although some were close, McKenzie was the better man and hurt him on a number of occasions. I will write to the IBF in view of the decision that it was scored a draw and that they do the right thing and give McKenzie an immediate rematch against Ramirez which I believe is only fair.”



October 4th, 2015

UFC

UFC 192 Recap & Post-Fight

Alexander Gustafsson didn’t make it to the post fight press conference after UFC 192 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Fight of the Night and Post-fight bonuses: Click here

The best shots from UFC 192: Click here

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October 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Pedraza: I definitely won the fight

IBF jr lightweight world champion Jose Pedraza comments on his controversial split decision over unheralded Edner Cherry on Saturday night in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Jose Pedraza: “I won the fight. It was a very tight fight and very hard fight, but I definitely won the fight. I was very calm when they were reading the scores because I knew I won. He held me a lot during the fight. I started the fight well. In the middle rounds, Cherry connected well and started getting his distance and that worked in his favor.

“I’m very happy. We did a great job and started strong, but Edner had his moments. With my team, we used our intelligence to get the victory. I was able to change my style, switch to southpaw, and Cherry couldn’t handle the left hand.

“If he wants a rematch we’ll give it to him, but he has to wait. I’m the champion so he has to wait. I’m going to stay at 130 and we’ll be off until January.”



October 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Postol: I thought he was going to get up, but I guess I’m a big knockout guy also

By Miguel Maravilla

“My emotions are overfilling me right now,” said newly crowned WBC super lightweight world champion Viktor Postol (28-0, 12 KOs) at Saturday night’s post-fight press conference at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. “This is a lifelong dream. Seven years as a pro and now I’m a world champion. I can’t believe it. I feel like I’m still a young fighter and I feel this is only the beginning.”

Regarding his spectacular tenth round KO win over Lucas Matthysse, Postol stated, “Matthysse is a great, great fighter. This was probably the first fight where I was very, very calm, not nervous. I knew 100% I was going to win the fight. People call him the best in the 140lb division, one of the top-pound-for-pounders…Believe it or not, I thought he was going to get up, but I guess I’m a big knockout guy also.”

As far as his future plans, Postol said, “I want to unify the titles. Fight the best…in the ring, I was told there is a big star out there in WBO champion Terence Crawford. I’m ready to fight him. The question is, is he ready to fight me?” (more…)



October 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Cherry: That’s what happens when you leave it to the judges

World title challenger Edner Cherry comments on losing to IBF jr lightweight champion Jose Pedraza on Saturday night in Cincinnati, Ohio, despite landed the harder punches, pressing the attack, and outthrowing and outlanding the champ by wide margins.

Edner Cherry: “It was a good fight. I just left it to the judges’ hands. If I knocked him out it wouldn’t be up to the judges. It’s them. That’s the judges. That’s what happens when you leave it to the judges. It went twelve rounds so it was up to the judges. I’m not taking anything away from him. It was a good fight. I feel I did enough to win, but I wish I had knocked him out and not left it in the hands of the judges.

“He wasn’t as slick as I thought he’d be. I think I hurt him quite a few times. It was a good fight I did my best I can do and I’m happy with my performance. I would love a rematch.”



October 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Matthysse: I went blind for awhile

By Miguel Maravilla

At Saturday night’s post-fight press conference in Carson, California, jr welterweight contender Lucas Matthysse (37-4, 34 KOs) commented on his KO loss to Viktor Postol. “What can I say? You win some, you lose some, and tonight I lost,” Matthysse stated.

“I’m fine now. I went blind for awhile. I went blind. I couldn’t see anything. It was just the eye. I wasn’t hurt. I just went blind. I went blind and obviously it was cause for concern and I don’t want to go blind…the headbutt did affect me. It was bad. It really hurt. He hit me right in the eye. It just wasn’t my night. I couldn’t get off. He frustrated me. He really, really frustrated me. It was tough to get inside on him. I was able to do it in a few rounds, but it was just a bad night. It didn’t go my way…I have to give him credit, they had a good game plan. He used it and kept me away and then each time I got on the inside and started working he grabbed me and he held me so it was just very, very frustrating.

“I’m not thinking about plan B right now. I just want to rest. I just want to go back home and rest. It’s been a long year. It was a difficult year. The Provodnikov fight was a tough fight. I just want to enjoy my family.”

Is there still going to be more Matthysse in the ring? “Of course, there is.”

Golden Boy Promotions’ Eric Gomez summed it up. “This is what happens when the best fight the best. Lucas will be back,” Gomez said.



October 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Orozco: I went from being relentless to having to box

By Miguel Maravilla

Unbeaten super lightweight Antonio “Relentless” Orozco (23-0, 15 KOs) had a tough task in facing rugged former world champion Humberto “Zorrita” Soto of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, opening up Saturday’s HBO World Championship Boxing telecast. Orozco had his hands full in his unanimous decision over the crafty veteran.

“I went to school today,” said Orozco at the post-fight press conference. “I had to make a lot of adjustments. I went from being relentless to having to box. We knew from the beginning it was going to be a tough fight but we came out with the victory. I was fighting Humberto Soto, a three-time world champion. He has seen it all. My job was to win.” (more…)



October 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Ex-Champ Hasegawa to return in December

Photo: Boxing Beat

Photo: Boxing Beat


By Joe Koizumi

Formerly two-time world champ Hozumi Hasegawa will return to the ring warfare again in Kobe, his native turf, on December 11. The veteran southpaw, 34, showed a fine comeback victory in defeating previously unbeaten Mexican prospect, then WBC #9 Horacio Garcia on points with a very fine performance after a one-year hiatus, and was considering whether to go on or not. But Hasegawa, ex-WBC bantam and feather champ, made up his mind to fight on and pursue another coronation.

IBF female #1 ranked junior flyweight Etsuko Tada will also appear to fight for the vacant IBF 105-pound throne lately renounced by Nancy Franco on the undercard.



October 4th, 2015

Boxing News

DeGale: I’m coming back with my belt / Bute: The IBF belt will stay in Quebec

IBF super middleweight champion James DeGale will defend his title against former champion Lucian Bute at the Videotron Center in Quebec on November 28, live on Sky Sports in the UK and on Showtime in the US. “Bute is a world class, elite-level fighter who kept his world title for five years,” said DeGale. “Anyone who can do that deserves some serious respect. I’m the champion and he will be very fired up trying to win back his old title, but I’m too young, too fast, too skilful to let that happen. My trainer Jim McDonnell has always said getting the world title is hard, but keeping it is even harder. I’m under no illusions about this fight, but I’m also a massive believer in my own ability and I aim to show just who is the best super middleweight in the world on November 28. (more…)



October 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Shimoda, Kamegai victorious over Filipinos

Photo: Boxing Beat

Photo: Boxing Beat


By Joe Koizumi

Former WBA 122-pound champ, currently a full-fledged featherweight Akifumi Shimoda (30-4-2, 13 KOs), 126, looked very impressive as he regained his previous form dependent on hand speed and footwork, and lopsidedly battered Filipino Jerry Nardo (21-8, 11 KOs), 126, into submission at 2:55 of the fifth round on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. Shimoda, a shifty southpaw, made good use of his lateral mobility to fully confuse the Filipino, dropped him in the second and finally halted him with a fusillade of punches with the referee Tsuchiya’s intervention. Back from an upset KO defeat by Marvin Sonsona in Macao last year, Shimoda showed his determination to regain a belt in the 126-pound category.

Having suffered a couple of setbacks to Robert Guerrero and Alfonso Gomez in the US, former OPBF welter champ Yoshihiro Kamegai (26-3-1 23 KOs), 153.75, returned to the Hall after a year and a half, and flattened Filipino Nelson Gulpe (8-6, 3 KOs), 153.75, with a vicious right shot at 3:09 of the third session.

Promoter: Teiken Promotions.

OGUNI, TAKAYAMA KEEP JAPANESE BELTS

WBC#6/IBF#10 Yukinori Oguni (15-1-1, 4 KOs), 122, successfully retained his Japanese super-bantam belt when he outlegged and outspeeded hard-punching challenger Taiki Minamoto (10-5, 9 KOs), 122, to win a unanimous decision (97-93 twice, 98-93) over ten heats on Wednesday in Tokyo. (more…)



October 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Broner: When Adrien Broner is on his sh!t, a fly can’t be around me

Adrien Broner: “I’m muthaf***ing tired…honestly, a young guy like me, they just threw me a lot of cash at a young age. It was hard to adjust to the fame, to the lights. After my last fight I said I wasn’t putting my all into it.”

[On what made him realize he wasn’t putting his all into it] “Losing to guys like Shawn Porter. No disrespect. I respect Shawn Porter, he’s a wonderful fighter, a world class fighter. But at the end of the day, when Adrien Broner is on his shit, a fly can’t be around me.”

[Moving forward] “It’s definitely all up to me. After that bell, no one can help me. I’m still AB, About Billions, Always Ballin’, but this next half of my career I’m going to be about boxing and about business. Nothing has changed. I’m comfortable at whatever weight my opponent is comfortable at. But I’m getting wiser, I’m getting older now. I was too tough because I’m from the hood. Any fight they approached me with, I just automatically took. Ain’t no more of that no more. I’m going to fight who I wanna fight, when I wanna fight ’em. They say my big bro, the one the only Floyd Mayweather, feels like he’s got a fighter that can beat me…I think his name is Ashley (Theophane). You put Ashley on one of your private jets, bring him to come see me, and I bet I bring the girl out of that boy like Bruce Jenner.”



October 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Matthysse: I felt there was damage to my eye and I also didn’t feel my body

Lucas Matthysse: “I felt comfortable with the pace of the fight. I also feel that I had dominated a few rounds and we were even in the cards. But, he got me with that right cross and hit my left eye. I felt there was damage to my eye and I also didn’t feel my body. The pain was instant and I knew I had to stop because I wasn’t sure what my eye looked like. But fortunately, nothing happened. My team tells me that it looks good. But, Postol is not the best yet.”

Mario Arano, Matthysse’s manager: “At the 7th round, I felt it was 7-2 in Lucas’ favor. But, after the seventh round, I could see Lucas getting tired, which surprised me because we had one of the best training camps in his career. Unfortunately in boxing, sometimes you have a good night and sometimes a bad one. Tonight was an example of a bad night. This is not the end for Lucas.”



October 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Postol: I beat a very strong, powerful champion to win the title

Viktor Postol: “I was a small boy 12 years old when I first went into a boxing gym. Even then my ultimate goal was to win a world championship. I later made a decision to leave the Ukraine and go to America which is the mecca of boxing. I went right to the Wild Card Gym. Freddie Roach became my trainer. This was our third fight. It was Freddie and his trainers who taught me the small things to work on and become stronger as a professional boxer. I am a world champion because of Freddie the world’s best trainer. I mean that. At the Wild Card I did everything he told me to do each and every day. Now I am bringing home a WBC green championship belt. The people of Ukraine will be so proud. I beat a very strong, powerful champion to win the title.”

Bob Arum: “Viktor Postol will be a real force in the 140 and 147 pound divisions. He had a terrific fight tonight. He will be hard to beat. Top Rank will have some big very fights for him.”

Freddie Roach: “Before the last round, I told our corner that our opponent was very tired and ready to go out. He was coming in with his head leaning down. We told Viktor now is the time for a right uppercut and a left hook. Viktor is a good student of the game. He followed the game plan perfectly. This was, really, one of the greatest wins of my career.”



October 4th, 2015

UFC

UFC 192 Main: Cormier Outlasts Gustaffsson For Split Decision

If anyone wondered whether the UFC light heavyweight title held by Daniel Cormier was a legitimate one in the absence of former champion Jon Jones, those doubts were silenced Saturday night at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, as Cormier won a five-round war against number two-ranked contender Alexander Gustafsson, taking a split decision victory that left both men spent . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Co-main event report | Pena, Benavidez, Magomedov go distance in wins

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October 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Broner TKOs Allakhverdiev in 12 to claim vacant WBA 140lb title

By Brian Grammer at ringside
Photos: Jimmy Range at JimmyRangePhotography.zenfolio.com

Three-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (31-2, 22 KOs) won a world title in a fourth weight division with a one-sided twelfth round TKO over Khabib Allakhverdiev (19-2, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the U.S. Bank Arena in his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. Broner busted up Allakhverdiev with hooks, lead right hands and devastating uppercuts. Allakhverdiev battled gamely through swollen and bloody eyes, but was just no match for the new champion. Referee Harvey Dock had seen enough of the battle after Allakhverdiev took several unanswered punches in the closing moments of the bout. Time of the stoppage was 2:23.

Broner claimed the vacant WBA super lightweight world title. After the fight, Broner called out a Mayweather fighter named “Ashley,” apparently meaning Ashley Theophane. photos



October 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Postol KOs Matthysse in ten to claim vacant WBC 140lb title

By Rocky Morales at ringside
Photos: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

Unbeaten Viktor “The Iceman” Postol (28-0, 12KO) did what no other fighter could do before and that was knock out Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse (37-4, 34KO) to win the vacant WBC super lightweight title on Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. It was a competitive fight early on and a very physical one with plenty of hitting behind the head by each fighter and plenty of grappling. However, by the seventh round, Postol started to pull away by using his superior reach, footwork and handspeed. By the ninth round, Matthysse looked completely frustrated and hopeless but came out strong to start the tenth round. The aggression of Matthysse only opened things up for Postol who was able to connect with a perfectly placed right cross counter to drop Matthysse in a neutral corner late in the round. Matthysse rose to one knee but seemed to elect to stay down and was counted out at 2:58 of the 10th round. By way of knockout victory, the 31-year-old Postol wins his first world title. At the time of the stoppage, Postol was up 86-85 on two cards and Matthysse was up 86-85 on the third card. photos



October 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Pedraza wins split decision over Cherry to retain IBF 130lb title

By Brian Grammer at ringside
Photos: Jimmy Range at JimmyRangePhotography.zenfolio.com

Undefeated IBF junior lightweight world champion Jose “The Sniper” Pedraza (21-0, 12 KOs) retained his title with a split decision over IBF #14-rated Edner “Cherry Bomb” Cherry (34-7-2, 19 KOs) to retain his belt on Saturday night at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. Scores were 116-112 for Cherry, 117-111, 117-111 for Pedraza. Fightnews saw the contest as a draw. Pedraza controlled the early action landing both uppercuts and thudding right hands. Cherry came on midway and Pedraza switched to southpaw in the 8th round. Cherry continued to press the action in the late rounds with his aggressive, two handed attack.

Total Punches Landed/Thrown:
Pedraza [187/554, 33%]
Cherry [243/918, 26%]

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October 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Showtime announces remaining 4th Quarter schedule

It’s has been a slow year for Showtime Boxing, but the premium network announced today that it will present seven live boxing telecasts in eight weeks to close out 2015. The lineup is as follows:

Oct. 23: Rob Brant vs. Louis Rose (ShoBox)
Oct. 24: Kell Brook vs. Diego Chaves
Nov. 6: Antoine Douglas vs. Les Sherrington (ShoBox)
Nov. 14: Gary Russell Jr. vs. Oscar Escandon
Nov. 28: James DeGale vs. Lucian Bute
Dec. 5: Daniel Jacobs vs. Peter Quillin
Dec. 11: TBA (ShoBox)



October 3rd, 2015

UFC

UFC 192 Prelims: Knockouts Dominate

Mexican featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez continued to impress Saturday night at Toyota Center in Houston, winning a shutout three-round unanimous decision over Daniel Hooker in UFC 192 prelim action . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Northcutt, S. Pettis early winners in Houston

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October 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Results from Rockingham Park

Photos: Emily Harney

Heavyweight Alexis Santos (15-1, 14 KOs) captured the vacant New England heavyweight championship with a third round TKO of Arthur Sarabekian (23-8-1) in the main event of the live professional boxing card in the Sports Club at Rockingham Park on Saturday night in Salem, New Hampshire. Santos, who returned to the ring for the first time since suffering a devastating knee injury in a fight 16 months ago, celebrated his comeback on a night that also feeatured the 50th birthday of former WBU champion “Irish” Micky Ward. But it was no party for Sarabekian, a veteran who took the fight on short notice. (more…)



October 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Broner-Allakhverdiev undercard results

By Brian Grammer st ringside

Cincinnati native Jamontay Clark 7-0 (4 KOs), thrilled the crowd, dropping Joe Wilson now 3-3, twice in the first and again at :28 of the second. The left hand was the weapon of choice for Clark as the last knockdown forced the referee to wave off this welterweight contest.

Unbeaten lightweight Robert Easter Jr. impressed those in attendance with an overwhelming 3rd round stoppage of veteran Juan Solis 25-10 (9 KOs). This was a step up in competition for Easter, now 16-0, (13 KOs) as he buried his right hand with thudding accuracy, but it was a left hook to the liver that spelled the end for Solis, as his corner stepped up to ring at the :45 mark.

Jamel Herring 14-0 (8 KOs) maintained his undefeated record, easily outpointing Yakubu Amidu 19-8-2 (17 KOs) in this 10 round lightweight contest. Herring used his lightning quick hands to land both to the head and body, slipping most everything that Amidu could throw at him. This one sided contest was easy for the judges as they saw Herring as the winner on scores of 99-91, 100-90, 100-90

Although the final scores did not show it, evenly matched 135 pounders, Raynell Williams and Eduardo Reyes fought a chess match in the ring as each parried and countered each other. in the end, Williams improved his record to 10-0, mainly behind the left hand. Reyes now 6-4 with 5 KOs, fought most of the contest with his back against the ropes, trying to land shots between the quicker hands of his opponent Neither fighter was ever in trouble, but Williams’ aggressiveness as he took charge down the stretch was good enough to impress the judges on his way to an 8 round unanimous victory. Judges scores were 79-73, 80-72, and 80-72

Heavyweight Danny Calhoun raised his record to 6-1 (3 KOs) with a unanimous decision victory over Jamal Woods 7-22-3 (7 KOs). Calhoun used solid body work to keep the pressing Woods at bay. Calhoun also displayed the right hand at opportune times to stop the Woods attack. Judges scores were 58-56, 59-55, 59-56.

Great back and forth action starts the night as unbeaten featherweight Luis Rosario 7-0-1 (7 KOs) used a powerful left hand to KO Aaron Hollis at 1:00 in the 4th round. Hollis, now 3-1 (2 KOs) found the mat midway in the opening stanza following one of many of Rosairo’s straight left hands. The second was more of the same, with Hollis gamely fighting back off of the ropes. Another left right down the pipe sent Hollis down again in the fourth and upon restarting the action, Rosario poured on the action, forcing the referee to step in.



October 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Matthysse-Postol undercard results

By Rocky Morales at ringside
Photos: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

In semi main event action, unbeaten super lightweight and house fighter Antonio Orozco (23-0, 15KO), in a fight that could have gone either way, won a very comfortable unanimous decision victory over former multiple division champion Humberto Soto (65-9-2, 35KO). There were no knockdowns in the 10 round bout but Orozco was deducted one point for continually fouling Soto with low blows. With the Orozco point deduction factored in, the judges scores of 98-91, 97-92 and 97-92, all in favor of Orozco, seemed very suspect.

Unbeaten Julian Ramirez (15-0, 8KO) won a ten round unanimous decision victory over Hugo Partida (20-6-2, 15KO) in a featherweight bout. Ramirez, the nephew of the late junior lightweight champion, Genaro “Chicanito” Hernandez, put in a workmanlike effort and passed his first test on a bigger stage yet did nothing to really stand out in what was mostly a lackluster fight compared to earlier bouts on the card. Judges scored the bout 100-90, 99-91 and 100-90, all in favor of Ramirez. (more…)



October 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Butler demolishes Guzman in 30 seconds

Former IBF bantamweight champion Paul “Baby Faced Assassin” Butler (19-1, 10 KOs) needed just 30 seconds to demolish Hector Rolando Guzman (14-2, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Civic Hall in Wolverhampton, England. A left hook to the ribs put Guzman on the canvas for the count. Next up for Butler could be a showdown with unbeaten domestic rival Jamie Conlan.

In the main event, unbeaten middleweight Tommy Langford (14-0, 4 KOs) outpointed Cristian Rios (20-7, 6 KOs) over ten rounds. Scores were 100-90, 100-91 and 100-90. Langford retained his WBO intercontinental belt.



October 3rd, 2015




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